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Dwarf: A Memoir by Tiffanie DiDonato (2012)
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It's okay with me if you picked up this book because you're curious about what it's like to live with dwarfism. But I hope that you'll take away much moreabout adapting to the world when it won't adapt to you.”from Dwarf
A memoir of grit and transformation for anyone who has been told something was impossible and then went on to do it anyway.
Tiffanie DiDonato was born with dwarfism. Her limbs were so short that she was not able to reach her own ears. She was also born with a serious case of optimism. She decided to undergo a series of painful bone-lengthening surgeries that gave her an unprecedented 14 inches of heightand the independence she never thought she’d have.
After her surgeries, Tiffanie was able to learn to drive, to live in the dorms during college, and to lead a normal life. She even made time to volunteer, writing to troops stationed abroad, and one of those Marine pen pals ultimately became her husband.
Dwarf is a moving and, at times, funny testament to the power of sheer determination, and has been compared to Andrew solomon's Far From the Tree.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:34 -0400)
The author, born with diastrophic dysplasia--a very rare form of dwarfism--shares her quest to lead a normal life during which she underwent a series of radical and excruciatingly painful surgeries that, after years of grueling rehabilitation, allowed her to gain an unprecedented 14 inches.
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